Celebrating Ku-ring-gai seniors in 2024

Published on 31 January 2024

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The month of March is all set to be jam-packed with events for older residents as Ku-ring-gai celebrates Seniors Festival.

The Council’s Seniors Festival includes come and try sessions for chess and yoga, excursions to the movies, Gosford’s Japanese Gardens, Camden’s Belgenny Farm, and La Perouse, a lunchtime harbour cruise plus free workshops on aged care services

Wednesday 6 March seniors have the opportunity to travel to Gosford for a guided tour of the Japanese Gardens and gallery, followed by lunch at the Gosford Sailing Club.

A special Volunteer Expo is set for Thursday 7 March where residents can discover the volunteer roles that exist in the Upper North Shore and meet the volunteer coordinators. If you are thinking of volunteering, this is the expo for you!

Autumn brings the perfect weather to get out into the garden or onto the balcony to sort out those pots. Learn tips and tricks on how to add colour to your garden and grow herbs that add some ‘pop’ of fresh flavours to your cooking on Monday 11 March at the Gordon Library. Come along for morning tea and take home your own pot of flowers or herbs.

Everything for Seniors Day is Wednesday 13 March where older residents can explore the many fun, interesting and helpful things available to Ku-ring-gai for our seniors. Find a favourite club or community organisation, join a social, learning or exercise class, discover our local support-at-home service providers or sign up to become a volunteer.

A trip to Belgenny Farm in Camden is set for Thursday 14 March. Seniors can tour the farm which contains the earliest collection of colonial farm buildings in Australia, established by John and Elizabeth Macarthur in 1805.

The Senior’s Chess Club continues on Monday 18 March and will meet every first and third Monday of the month at Turramurra Seniors Centre. A tutor will be there to help at the open day, so if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play or consider yourself a chess protégé, the club welcomes all levels of expertise.

History buffs are in for a treat with a tour of La Perouse Museum on Tuesday 19 March where almost 2000 items document the 1787 – 1788 expedition of French explorer Comte de Laperouse, including the complete Atlas of the Voyage of La Perouse.

A special lunchtime harbour cruise has been organised specifically for the Seniors Festival on Thursday 21 March. The cruise includes a two-course meal as you take in the beautiful sights of Sydney Harbour.

On Tuesday 26 March seniors can enjoy a film and talk at Roseville Cinema featuring the silent movie The Sentimental Bloke.

For more information and to book your spot for these events please visit our seniors festival webpage.


Media enquiries: media@krg.nsw.gov.au Ku-ring-gai Council 9424 0000.

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